A few bans of books draws attention to the First Amendment:
In Nashville, TN a school pastor of St. Edward School banned the entire Harry Potter series from the library because, “The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.” Forgive my raised eyebrows, because we might also inquire if by utterance of prayer, “human beings risk conjuring[heavenly] spirits into the presence of the person[praying]?” One might suggest goose and gander? One might suggest one’s evil is another’s good? And who, after all, has been assigned the task of moral jurisprudence but each of us, individually? We cite freedom of religion, and that also implies the choice of an individual to be free from religion, at least in its traditional context, which may not, I suggest, ban practitioners of witchcraft.
Further, To Kill a Mockingbird[Harper Lee] was suggested by removed from school libraries and classroom curricula due to its use of language that is now considered non-politically correct [remind me when Congress officially passed legislation defining specifically excluded words from our vocabulary - No, what you're thinking of was not an act of Congress, but a matter of policy by the FCC], and words which incite racial hatred [and tell me when Congress passed legislation defining our inability to engage self-control; to resist being incited to uncivil action] based on what someone else says.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn[Mark Twain] should be banned for the same reason as Mockingbird.
Of Mice and Men[John Steinbeck] due to profanity.
Are we to ban the Holy Bible, the Q’ran, the Torah, or other Holy Writ for much the same reasons?
Are we to ban Jack and Jill for offending others whose proclivities to 26 other genders do not include M & F?
Why don’t we ban The Green New Deal because it discriminates against other natural, organic colors?
Shall we ban the Communist Manifesto because it misinterprets what bourgeois means?